Arnab Ray

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Arnab Ray
Pen nameGreatbong
OccupationResearch scientist, blogger, novelist
NationalityIndian
Alma materJadavpur University
Stony Brook University
Website
greatbong.net

Arnab Ray is an Indian novelist and blogger who blogs at Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind.

Career[edit]

Ray was born and brought up in Kolkata. His father Alok Ray is an ex-professor of IIM Calcutta. He graduated from Jadavpur University as a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering and went on to finish his PhD in Computer Science from State University of New York at Stony Brook.[1]

He is known for his sarcastic takes on the Indian film industry, Indian politics and society in general. His blog was awarded the "Indiblog of the Year" at Indibloggies in 2006[2] and 2008.[3] He has written for several media outlets such as the Washington Post,[4] Outlook magazine[5] and Live Mint.[6]

He is an agnostic with moderate political beliefs as he has written about in his many blogposts.[7][8] His first book May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss, published by Harper Collins, was on India Today's Bestsellers list.[9] His second book, The Mine, has also been well received. His third book, Yatrik was published in September 2014. His fourth book Sultan of Delhi : Ascension, first of a two-part crime-drama, was released in October 2016.

The print version of fifth book The Mahabharata Murders, published by Juggernaut Books was released in August 2017, even as the e-version of the book was released through the publisher's app in India. The book has been optioned by Junglee Pictures for a web series.[10][11]

Novels[edit]

  • May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss, Harper Collins, 2010 ISBN 9788172239374
  • The Mine, Westland, 2012 ISBN 9789381626382
  • Yatrik, Westland, 2014 ISBN 978-9384030506
  • Sultan of Delhi : Ascension, Hachette India, 2016 ISBN 9789351950929
  • The Mahabharata Murders, Juggernaut Books, 2017 ISBN 9789386228369

References[edit]

  1. ^ "arnabray". Sites.google.com. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  2. ^ "The 2006 Winners are here | Indibloggies - The Indian Weblog Awards | Indian Blog Awards". Indibloggies. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  3. ^ "Results | Indibloggies - The Indian Weblog Awards | Indian Blog Awards". Indibloggies. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  4. ^ "The Spider". The Washington Post. 18 November 2007.
  5. ^ "Acidwash Adonis | Arnab Ray". Outlookindia.com. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  6. ^ "IPL2: Hits, ifs and misses". Livemint. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  7. ^ "Arnab Ray". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  8. ^ "The Question of Suffering « Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind". Greatbong.net. 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  9. ^ "Bestsellers for April 2010". India Today. 1 May 2010.
  10. ^ "Junglee Pictures enters digital space with an adaptation of Arnab Ray's novel". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  11. ^ "Raazi co-producer Junglee Pictures to adapt The Mahabharata Murders for digital debut; Srijit Mukherji will helm web series- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-08-11.

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